SPC Stasney joined the Army in November 2004 where he served a tour of duty in Iraq in 2008 with the 220th Military Police Company out of Denver, Colorado and more recently a combat tour to Afghanistan in 2010 with Bravo Troop 1-172 Cavalry, 86th IBCT (Infantry Brigade Combat Team), Vermont Army National Guard.
SPC Stasney was wounded on May 1st, 2010 in Ghazni, Afghanistan. His truck was struck with a 500lb IED and thrown roughly 25-30 feet down the road and in to a ditch. Everyone in his vehicle was wounded, one had surgery and went home. The rest of the soldiers recovered in theater and went back in to the field at alternate times due to differing levels of injuries. SPC Stasney suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), various contusions and lacerations and was knocked unconscious in the blast. He has no memory of the event; three of his fellow warriors were MEDEVAC'd to Bagram Airfield and the rest remained in Ghazni at FOB Vulcan and FOB Ghazni.
Io came from a shelter in Colorado and found SPC Stasney.
Io has impacted my life significantly in a way that is indescribable. Io is so sweet and very attentive to my needs and she is always there when I need her. Io has improved my symptoms and my quality of life definitely, however, I never thought about attributing my improvement to Io and how much my symptoms have improved until I spoke to the C4H Representative during one of the follow ups. Thank you, C4H!